LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems. Ashley Bryan.
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems
LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems

LION and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Poems

New York: Atheneum, 1986. Hardcover; 87 numbered pages, 8vo, publisher's yellow cloth boards, black lettering on the spine and graphics on cover, white endpapers, pictorial $13.95 priced unclipped dust jacket. Jacket art and illustrations by Ashley Bryan

Bryan, Ashley

First Edition | First Printing; with full number line on the copyright page, 0712 front flap

Signed/ inscribed by Ashley Bryan ‘for jeff newman/ all good wishes!/ peace joy love/ April 1989 on the half title page in black ink

BOOK CONDITION: FINE; like new | JACKET CONDITION: FINE; like new, price intact.

NOTES: In 1962, Bryan was the first African American to publish a children's book as an author and illustrator.


About the book:


A handsome volume contains four easy to read tales, each documented according to its specific cultural source in Africa and each told with a smoothly paced rhythm inviting reading aloud. Full of fun, drama and truth, the tales are abundantly illustrated on every spread with stylized black and white drawings, five of which are full-page in size with gold and red colors. (Ages 5-12).


About the author:


Ashley F. Bryan (born July 13, 1923) is an American writer and illustrator of children's books. Most of his subjects are from the African American experience. He was U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006 and he won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his contribution to American children's literature in 2009. Ashley Bryan's "Freedom Over Me" was short-listed for the 2016 Kirkus Prize.


Bryan taught art at Queen's College,Philadelphia College of Art, Lafayette College, and Dartmouth College. He retired as emeritus professor of art at Dartmouth in 1988. Bryan was not published until he was forty years old. In 1962, he was the first African American to publish a children's book as an author and illustrator. "I never gave up. Many were more gifted than I but they gave up. They dropped out. What they faced out there in the world--they gave up.


Bryan has received two American Library Association career literary awards for his "significant and lasting contributions", the 2009 Wilder Medal and the 2012 King–Hamilton Award. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) biennially recognizes one writer or illustrator of children's books published in the U.S. The committee named Dancing Granny, Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum, and Beautiful Blackbird in particular and cited his "varied art forms". The Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award from the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) biennially recognizes one African-American writer or illustrator of children's or young-adult literature. In 2005 the Atlanta literary festival was named for him and he has also received the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion from the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.

For his lifetime work as a children's illustrator, Bryan was U.S. nominee in 2006 for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition for creators of children's books.

The Ashley Bryan Art series was established at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center of the Broward County Library in 2002. Dr.Henrietta M. Smith, Professor Emerita at the University of South Florida (USF) School of Information, worked with the Broward County Library to establish the children’s book author and illustrator art series named for Ashley Bryan. Mr. Smith was also the lector for the 2003 Alice G. Smith Lecture, a lecture series held at the USF School of Information "to honor the memory of its first director, Alice Gullen Smith, known for her work with youth and bibliotherapy." In 2012 the Ashley Bryan Art series celebrated ten years of exhibits and programs. "The series began with Ashley Bryan submitting eight original art pieces to the library to serve as core of the art collection." It became "a children's book author and illustrator series which has brought Coretta Scott King-Award winning authors and illustrators whose work reflected African culture to the library". "The Ashley Bryan Art series has had a long-lasting cultural effect upon the community bringing children and families into the library and engaging youth with children’s book art and illustrations."

Awards for particular works
For particular books he has been honored several times including two Coretta Scott King Awards for illustration, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award from the Pennsylvania State University, the Lupine Award from the Maine Library Association, and the Golden Kite Award for nonfiction.

1981, Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum
2008, Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals
2010, Golden Kite Award, nonfiction, Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song
He was also a runner-up for seven of the annual Coretta Scott King Awards with one Honor Book as both writer and illustrator—Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Tales in 1987—and five more as illustrator: I'm Going to Sing: Black American Spirituals in 1983, What a Morning! The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals in 1988, All Night, All Day: A Child's First Book of African American Spirituals in 1992, Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry in 1998, and Beautiful Blackbird in 2004.




Selected works:
ABCs of African American Poetry
African Tales, Uh-Huh
All Night, All Day: A Child's First Book of African American Spirituals
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift (illustrator)
Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song
Ashley Bryan's Puppets
Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum
Beautiful Blackbird
Dancing Granny


"Freedom Over Me"

How God Fix Jonah
I'm Going to Sing: Black American Spirituals
Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Tales
My America (co-illustrator)
Salting the Ocean
Sing to the Sun
The Night Has Ears
The Story of Lightning and Thunder
The Story of the Three Kingdoms (illustrator)
What a Morning! The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals
What a Wonderful World (illustrator)
Who Built the Stable?
Can't Scare Me


 


**Information gathered from places such as Wikipedia and GoodReads.**


 

 

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